Agri­cul­ture worker run over by truck

Yuma Sun - - NEWS - BY JAMES GILBERT @YSJAMESGILBERT

An agri­cul­ture worker was taken to Yuma Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter Thurs­day morn­ing af­ter he was run over by a pickup truck that was back­ing up along a field road, ac­cord­ing to the Somer­ton/Co­co­pah Fire De­part­ment.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened at about 11:30 a.m. Fire­fight­ers re­sponded to County 15½ and Av­enue G¼ af­ter a re­port of an in­jured agri­cul­ture worker.

Fire Chief Paul De Anda wrote in a news re­lease that upon the fire­fight­ers’ ar­rival they found a 34-year-old male ly­ing un­der the rear axle of a white, quad cab Ford pickup.

For un­known rea­sons the pickup truck, which was back­ing up along a field road, struck the field worker, who was walk­ing west away from it and didn’t see it com­ing. The driver also did not see the worker and was un­able to stop un­til the pickup truck had knocked the field worker down and run over him with one of the rear tires.

The in­jured worker was con­scious, ac­cord­ing to De Anda, but had sus­tained se­ri­ous in­juries. He was com­plain­ing of pain to his left arm, pelvis and was un­able to move his lower ex­trem­i­ties.

Fire­fight­ers freed the in­jured worker from un­der­neath the pickup and onto a back­board, at which time he was placed in full c-spine pre­cau­tions. The pa­tient was then trans­ported to YRMC by a Somer­ton/Co­co­pah am­bu­lance.

The ac­ci­dent is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the Somer­ton Po­lice De­part­ment.

James Gilbert can be reached at jgilbert@yu­masun.com or 5396854. Find him on Face­book at www. Face­book.com/YSJamesGilbert or on Twit­ter @YSJamesGilbert.

LOANED PHOTO/SOMER­TON/CO­CO­PAH FIRE DE­PART­MENT

AN AGRI­CUL­TURE WORKER WAS IN­JURED THURS­DAY morn­ing af­ter be­ing run over by a white, quad cab Ford pickup while walk­ing along a field road at County 15½ and Av­enue G¼ . Somer­ton/Co­co­pah fire­fight­ers ex­tri­cated the in­jured worker from un­der­neath the pickup and he was trans­ported to Yuma Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter by am­bu­lance.

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